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Daily Archives: February 18, 2011

Egyptian reflects on Mubarak’s downfall

Egyptian reflects on Mubarak’s downfall

18/02/2011, by in News

The date of 25th January will be remembered as the day when the apparently immoveable bastion that was the Egyptian government began to crumble, starting a movement in the Arab world that could be as significant as the fall of communism.The world watched as events in Cairo’s Tahrir Square ... Read more...

Youth Voice: an occasional column

Youth Voice: an occasional column

18/02/2011, by in Features

Hello!This month has been another successful one, with the usual Youth Voice meeting being very productive. We discussed the benefit of the new Mareel with Leah Irvine, who facilitated a focus group for the members. A big thanks to Leah. Many of us now have a better understanding of Mar... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

18/02/2011, by in Features

Governments get blamed for things. It is what happens and whether it is being blamed for the quality of television programmes, the weather or the incidence of childhood obesity, it is part of our relationship with government and will almost certainly never change. (more…) Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

18/02/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoA Shetland woman, who is watching with keen interest events in Haiti, is Mrs Martha Goodlad, of the Cutts, Trondra. Her father, Paul Magliore, an army general, was a member of the governing junta in the 1940s and in 1950 became President. (more…) Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 18.02.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 18.02.11

18/02/2011, by in News

In their book The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone academics Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett lay out, with exhaustive reference to statistics from around the world, a very simple thesis: in countries or regions where the gap in income between the richest and poorest is narrow, pe... Read more...